Sardinia Holidays - Italy
The Italian island of Sardinia is synonymous with beaches. The coastline here is edged with stretches of white sand that wouldn't look out of place in the Caribbean, all lapped by calm, glass-clear waters. The coast isn't the island's only attraction, though. Inland, you'll find rolling countryside, mountain villages and traditional towns where you can get a taste of local life.
Things to do in Sardinia
See Nora's archaeological treasures
The town of Nora is thought to have been the first settlement in Sardinia - some believe it was founded by the Phoenicians between the 8th and 9th centuries BC, while others think it dates back even further, to Nuragic times. Nowadays, you can see remains of ancient Roman temples, villas, baths and cobbled streets, as well as a theatre.
Take a trip to Chia
The south-coast town of Chia is home to one of Sardinia's most picturesque stretches of coast, which includes Baia Chia, a sweeping sandy bay. You can get a dose of history here, too - the remains of the ancient Phoenician settlement of Bithia sit next door to the beach.
People-watch in Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo, on the Costa Smeralda, is a people-watcher's paradise. The resort's luxury marina and yacht club, coupled with its designer boutiques and chic restaurants, makes it a favourite with the jet set. Don a pair of sunglasses and spend an afternoon sipping cocktails and spotting celebrities.
Hotels in Sardinia
Our selection of hotels here team fantastic facilities with beautiful beachfront settings. The range of hotels at the Forte Village Resort is bound to impress, from the luxe Villa del Parco to the family-friendly Hotel Bouganville (formerly Il Villaggio). In South Sardinia, you'll find the Chia Laguna Resort, set on one of the island's best beaches. In the north, meanwhile, there's the Resort Valle dell'Erica Thalasso & Spa. Its children's club and activities are perfect for little ones, while adults will appreciate the Thalasso Spa and swim-up bar. For a romantic hideaway, check out the Hotel Capo D'Orso Thalasso & Spa - it overlooks La Maddalena archipelago.
Take a look at our full list of hotels in Sardinia.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.